How to Think About Priorities

My wife Bernadine had a boss who did a great job of clearly and consistently communicating priorities.

Everything was a triple-A1 priority.

It sometimes seems like the ever-escalating demands of business make everything a top priority. Which means that nothing is.

Sure, everything is important. But is it necessary? Is it necessary now? Is it necessary in a particular format? Is it necessary that you do it?

And what are the consequences of not doing it? Now, in a particular format, by you?

Are there other things that are more necessary? That have more severe consequences if they don’t get done?

Everything can’t be a top priority. So even if everything feels like a triple-A1 priority, identify the 4A-or-greater priorities and make sure they get done!

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